The MY NASA DATA Team is made up of a team that is focused on providing an enriching scientific experience for students, citizen scientists, and for educators specializing in Earth science. We provide activities and lessons for from K-12, and do our best to select relevant data that might be otherwise difficult to access.


Lin Chambers received her education in aeronautical and aerospace engineering. After 10 years of work on problems relating to spacecraft reentering Earth’s atmosphere after visits to Earth orbit, the Moon, and Mars, she switched over to the related problem of radiative transfer in the atmosphere itself (without man-made objects).

Lin Chambers at the Dismal Swamp

Lin Chambers at the Dismal Swamp

She studies the effects of clouds on the movement of solar radiation, while also directing the S’COOL Project. She is also involved in an international intercomparison of climate data. In addition, she is the contrail scientist for the GLOBE program, and directs the MY NASA DATA Project.

Lin Chambers

Project Director, NASA


Tina Harte received her B.S. in Human Learning K8 (1994) and her M.S. in Secondary Science Education with an emphasis in Earth and Space Science (2005) from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She taught middle school math and science for 18 years in West Tennessee and West Kentucky.

Tina Harte and Family

Tina Harte and Family

She served as President of the Tennessee Earth Science Teachers Association for two years and served on the Tennessee State Leadership Team for the Development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Currently she is Team Lead for the Education/Outreach Team of NASA Langley Science Directorate as a contractor with SSAI; working with the MY NASA DATA, S’COOL and GLOBE Projects focusing on the development of science curriculum resources.

Tina Harte

Education Specialist, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.


Preston Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with an emphasis in Geology and a minor in History. After graduating he taught Earth Science in Hampton VA. As a member of the MY NASA DATA team he acts as an associate outreach coordinator as well as an education specialist.
Preston Lewis and Family

Preston Lewis spending some time with his family.

On the team, parts of his duties include integration of information through new media, as well as lesson development.

Preston also travels around the country doing workshops and presentations for MY NASA DATA.

Preston Lewis

Education Specialist, Outreach Coordinator, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.


Ann Martin received her B.S. in Physics and B.A. in English from the University at Buffalo. She then completed a doctorate in astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University, where she began to move her work toward science communication, education, and public outreach. Ann joined NASA Langley in the summer of 2011 as a postdoc.

Ann Martin at Arecibo Observatory

Ann Martin doing research at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Arecibo is the world’s largest single-dish telescope, on which Ann has logged around 500 hours of observing time.

Currently, she supports the MY NASA DATA, S’COOL, and TEMPO Student Collaboration teams through educational program evaluation.

Ann Martin

Research Scientist, Evaluator, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.


Penny Oots has over 30 years experience in system analysis and integration, database design, database administration and programming in both commercial and government contracting environments. Penny started working with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Core System (ECS) at the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC),

Penny Oots is an avid bicyclist

Penny Oots is an avid rider and has ridden with her husband in legendary rides such as RAGBRAI, a race across Iowa. When she’s not traveling she solves some of the MY NASA DATA’s toughest technical problems.

NASA Langley Research Center in November 2000 and MY NASA DATA in May 2004. Penny has a B.A. with double majors in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Penny Oots

Database Administrator, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.